Research & Development in Material Science

A Review on Nanomaterial Revolution in Oil and Gas Industry for EOR (Enhanced Oil Recovery) Methods

  • Open or Close Merum Sireesha1, Veluru Jagadeesh Babu1*, S Kranthi Kiran1,2,3 and Seeram Ramakrishna1*

    1NUS Centre for Nanofibers and Nanotechnology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore 2 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117581

    2Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600036, India

    3Department of Biotechnology, Bhupat and Jyoti Mehta School of Biosciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 600036, India

    *Corresponding author: Veluru Jagadeesh Babu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    *Corresponding author: Seeram Ramakrishna, CtP ESP, Department of DHE NPD, Artificial Lift, Singapore Integration Center, Schlumberger, REDA Production Systems, 7 Benoi Crescent, Singapore 629971

Submission: February 13, 2018; Published: February 26, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2018.04.000579

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume4 Issue1


Nanomaterials have explored everywhere in the day-to-day technologies, for instance nano circuits in electronics, bio-implants in medicine, aeroplane spare parts, photography and most recently in additive manufacturing (3D Printing) and mostly in oil and gas Nanotechnology has introduced into oil and gas industry and evidenced in many aspects of exploration, drilling, production, refining and distribution. Variety of material hierarchies like, nanofluids, nanocatalysts, nanoemulsions and nanocoatings in the upstream, midstream and downstream have explored. In this review, a brief discussion on the most recent developments of nanotechnology in oil and gas industry for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods are discussed.

Keywords: Nanotechnology; Oil and gas EOR; Nanoparticles; Nanocatalysts; Nanosensors

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